Healthy eating has never looked so good - literally. Hazel Zakariya, a Malaysian research specialist by trade has taken the internet by storm one smoothie bowl at a time with her intricate masterpieces decorated out of superfoods. Currently residing in Auckland, Hazel seems to have nailed edible art on the head by creating safari animals, TV show and movie characters and unicorns for breakfast.
So how did this research specialist turn into an internet sensation? Having said what started out as an accident, Hazel was initially trying to garnish her soup with swirls of coconut cream and then "saw the opportunity to turn the swirls and pesto into a tree instead." For Hazel, it's about practicing mindfulness and spreading joy through her creations.
What was the first ‘masterpiece’?
I would say my first ‘masterpiece’ would be the La La Land smoothie. It was one of the more challenging concepts to execute at the time due to the level of detail involved. Nonetheless, I was inspired by the movie and was determined to make something with it J
At the same time, I’m self-taught and I’m constantly looking to challenge myself to improve the quality of my work. As the creation process itself is quite long, I usually use that time to practice at the same time as executing. Thus, any new style or concept you see, would be my first time drawing it. I’ve used this medium to draw my first ever portrait (i.e. Heisenberg).